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Tampa couple charged for leaving child in car

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Booking photos of Alexander Rosario (L), and Douceaymee Lopez-Alvarez (R) Booking photos of Alexander Rosario (L), and Douceaymee Lopez-Alvarez (R)
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

A Tampa couple faces a charge of aggravated child abuse for leaving their young son strapped in his car seat for several hours.

The incident happened on April 16th, outside the family's home on 127th Avenue East.  Investigators say both Alexander Rosario and Douceaymee Lopez-Alvarez thought the other had brought the 23-month-old boy in from the car.  He remained there, strapped in his car seat, for about eight hours before the parents realized what had happened.

No charges were filed at the time, and the case was turned over to the State Attorney's Office.  Thursday, the Sheriff's Office announced that Rosario and Lopez-Alvarez have been arrested on a charge of aggravated child abuse.

The 23-month-old has been released from the hospital.  He and his siblings are in the care of the Child Protective Investigations Division.

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